PRIVATE EVENTS

Fancy That is an English inspired Tea Room for adults and young people 12 years of age and older (Why?  Read about our policy, here).  We are delighted to serve traditional Afternoon Tea by reservation, Wednesdays through Sundays and Monday holidays.

**For private events to be held in 2018, we are currently booking approximately 3-4 months out. 

We will begin accepting bookings in November of 2018 for private events to be held in 2019**

Yes, we also offer private events!  The entire Tea Room can be rented on a Sunday afternoon between the hours of 11am and 4pm for private use for the duration of your event.  Because our space is cozy, the maximum we can seat is 20-22 adults (18-20 during the months of November and December).  Private events take place in our main front room.  This is the room you enter into, when entering the Tea Room which is normally set up as part of our gift shop (please click here and here to see pictures on FB of the set-up for a private event).

 

Questions?  We want to be certain that we are available to meet with you at a time when you will have our undivided attention.  For this reason, in-person inquires about private events require an appointment.  Please contact us with any questions or to set an appointment.  

Cost

Afternoon Tea $27 pp (18 person food minimum)

shoppe rental fee $300

7% meals tax

Optional:  Add a Classic Mimosa, Lavender Mimosa, La Marca Prosecco or a glass of Blanc de Bleu (Blue Sparkling Chardonnay) $10 pp.

 

Particulars

 

  • Private events typically last 3-4  hours and may be held between the hours of 11am and 4pm on a Sunday.

  • Your final balance due will be based on your final guest count, which is due four (4) days before your event.

  • The minimum guest count is 16 people.  You may have less than 18 in attendance, but your final balance due will be based on your final guest count or the guaranteed food minimum, which ever is greater. 

  • The Tea Room is our home:  there is a minimum age requirement of 12 years old (this applies to infants, toddlers and newborns).

  • We begin Tea service only after all guests have arrived and are seated. For this reason, we ask that all guests arrive on time.

  • Special dietary requests require a minimum of 48 hours advance notice.

  • We do not have space to store or hold any items for your event in advance of your event.  Please plan to bring anything (favors, gifts, supplies for games, etc) with you on the day of your event.

  • Cancellation: if you cancel a private event within two weeks of the event date, you understand and agree there is significant risk to us of lost income because there may not be enough time for us to obtain our usual amount of bookings for that day.  In that case, we require payment in full of the estimated balance due, unless we are able to obtain reservations within that period of time to cover any lost income.

Policies

Please review our parking information and general policies, which except as noted, also apply to private events.

Deposit
A non-refundable booking deposit in the amount of $200 will reserve your date (subject to availability) and the balance is due on the day of your event.  The booking deposit is not refundable, but will be applied to your final balance.  We do not accept checks.  Your payment of the booking deposit constitutes your agreement to the points listed above.

​Questions?  We want to be certain that we are available to meet with you at a time when you will have our undivided attention.  For this reason, in-person inquires about private events require an appointment.  Please contact us with any questions or to set an appointment.  

We look forward to helping you celebrate

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Tea Shoppe Hours**
Select Tuesdays and Wed-Fri: 10am - 3pm
Sat-Sun:  10am - 4:30pm

 

888-323-2TEA (2832)***

508-631-3953***

text:  617.775.9118***
Reservations@AfternoonTea.com
 
please include your cell number when emailing us
FANCY THAT
272 Main Street
Walpole, MA  02081
USA
*Click here for Recommendations for Tea with children.
**We serve Afternoon Tea only (we do not host private events) and Reservations are required:  The quickest way to reserve is to use our online booking app.  For in-person inquires about Teatime here:  please set an appointment to ensure we are available to meet with you at a time when you will have our undivided attention.
***Reaching us by phone:  we are a small mom-and-pop operation and this is part of our charm :) you will most likely reach voice mail if you call;
if so, pls leave a mesg and we will return your call within 24-48 hours.
***The cell number provided for texting is Sarah's personal cell; pls use it for text-only, and not phone calls.  Since there is no way to read a text msg and then mark it as "un-read" (thereby flagging it for future followup), I won't reply right away if I cannot give you a helpful answer at that time.  For example, if your message comes across while I am sleeping, if I'm out at a restaurant eating dinner, at a store, driving, or in the middle of serving tea etc, I won't reply right away.  In any of those cases, I will leave your message unread so that I know which ones require follow up.  Thanks for your patience :)